Spats (was Re: looking for different songs (not at all on topic,
pandinac at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Sun Sep 5 21:36:22 EDT 2004
On Sat, 4 Sep 2004, Roger Burton West wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 03, 2004 at 04:06:36PM -0700, Ven wrote:
> > Spats are shoes? All this time I thought they
> > were some kind of fancy trousers! Dearie dearie
> > me. May I ask what kind of shoes?
> Spats cover the instep and ankle; they're worn over shoes to keep
> mud and other spray off them. It's short for "spatterdash".
As seen in various Disney cartoons - they're the things Donald Duck's
Uncle Scrooge wears over the shoes he doesn't have.
"Hold fast to the one noble thing."
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